Motorbikes for the grandsons that won't break....

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Project by crowie posted 09-14-2014 11:50 AM 1898 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Motorbikes for the grandsons that won’t break….

I’ve made 2 motorbikes for the grandsons that won’t break like the plastic & metal ones…

I’ve used the plans that a mate, Tony supplied on his thread from an Aussie woodwork forum….

Made a set of templates [there in the background of the photos], took up Derek’s suggestion of contrasting timbers and hey presto 2 motorbikes….

Tassie Oak for the sides..3/8” thick….
Recycled telegraph poles [eucalyptus] for the body…3/4” thick….
Merbau for the wheels using a profiled wheel cutter…5/8” thick plus spacer washers…..
Took me about 4 hours from start to finish; they need another coat of clear lacquer,about 7” long x 2.5” high.

Thank you Tony for the plan

Thank you Derek from the UK for the idea on timber selection….

The grandsons were given them on the weekend as they were staying with us, as there mum, our middle daughter was in hospital for the birth of our 3rd grandson…

The bikes have been a super hit and played with consistently the whole weekend..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#1 posted 09-14-2014 12:01 PM

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 09-14-2014 01:39 PM

That’s why wooden toys are the best!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-14-2014 02:55 PM

Great job, Mr. Crowie. My grandson will have some similar. Thanks

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 09-14-2014 07:38 PM

Crowie….On my next project list!! Nice idea and simple to make from the looks of it…thanks!!


-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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